sunny again . . .
    black cows in deep snow
        by the gate

—Mike Farley

About the author: I live with my wife Shirlee on a cattle ranch near the little ski town of Red Lodge, Montana, and have been loving and writing haiku for several years now. I draw my inspiration from the images of the high-plains, mountains, weather, wildlife, livestock, ranch work and outdoor recreation which surround me daily.


Responses to the haiku for 6 April 2007 by Mike Farley

    Alan Summers
    2007-04-06 05:11:17

    I like cow (& snow) haiku too, so thank you for this!

    running, a kelpie pup
    on its jaw
    a cow pat

    commended June 1994 
    Fellowship of Australian Writers, Queensland haiku competition
    pub. sundog: an australian year sunfast press 1997 reprinted 1998
    Copy at the California State Library - Main Catalog Call Number : HAIKU S852su 1997

    2007-04-06 07:41:14

    I love this one.

    Angelika Wienert
    2007-04-08 07:39:37

    nice this contrast (black/white)in the sun!

    Happy Easter!

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-04-08 09:01:17

    easter lily bulb-
    three times
    harvested, sorted, and replanted


    spring season...
    reborn to live once more


    out of the darkness
    coming of the Son

    Rita Odeh
    2007-04-08 12:05:57

    Lovely haiku, Mike. Thanks for sharing.

    toby evans
    2008-04-10 20:12:37

    good poem & here's one that i wrote
    after visiting your great state...

    the space between the words of
    a great haiku

    i'm trying to juxtapose the wide spaces great
    haiku provide for reader interpretation with
    the small spaces between the words & of course the wide spaces of Montana.